Just a little note to let you know that there’s a new StackExchange Q&A site for “History of Science and Maths”. Some of the maths questions that have already been asked include:
- Whose shoulders did Newton stand on? (apparently the answer is not “giants”)
- Were transcendental numbers considered rare, pre-Cantor?
- What is the history behind the Erdős number?
So if you’ve got a burning question about Maths in the Past, there’s now a place to ask it.
Visit the site: hsm.stackexchange.com